Total Abstinence From Thrombectomy?
The benefits of routine thrombectomy in patients undergoing PPCI has been controversial. The TOTAL study, a randomized study of 5033 patients undergoing PPCI alone or PPCI plus thrombectomy, has indicated that the technique did not reduce the risk of CV death, recurrent MI, cardiogenic shock or heart failure. Thrombectomy was associated with an increased risk of stroke within 3 days.
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